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NEW YORK (AP) — A Romanian citizen has been convicted in New York of conspiring to sell military-grade weapons in Europe to informants who said they wanted to shoot down American helicopters in Colombia. Virgil Flaviu Georgescu was convicted on Wednesday in federal court in...
NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Fleishaker (FLY'-shay-kur), a 500-pound actor known for his work in low-budget horror films, has died. He was 62. Dr. Haskel Fleishaker says his brother died Monday at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. He says his brother had been in rehab...
REDDING, Calif. (AP) — The University of Oregon is investigating whether other campus fraternities and sororities were responsible for a half-mile-wide swath of trash left behind at a California lake after one fraternity was suspended, a university spokesman said Wednesday. The...
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland's police chief was placed on paid administrative leave this week after revelations he may have initially lied to authorities about shooting a friend in the lower back during an April 21 hunting trip in eastern Oregon. Chief Larry O'Dea stepped...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Prosecutors have filed charges against former NBA forward Kermit Washington, accusing him of embezzling about a half-million dollars in charitable donations meant to help the needy in Africa and spending it on jewelry, vacations and other things...
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A day after a riot erupted outside a Donald Trump rally, Albuquerque officials concluded that the mayhem had less to do with political protest than with an unruly group determined to use the event to sow disorder. Some participants openly admitted that...
ATLANTA (AP) — Jimmy Carter is stepping away from his "front-line role" as a member of The Elders, the global human rights group announced Wednesday. Former South African president Nelson Mandela founded the small group of former global leaders in 2007, and the former U.S...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Republican Gov. Nikki Haley signed legislation Wednesday that immediately outlaws most abortions in South Carolina at 20 weeks beyond fertilization. The only exceptions are if the mother's life is in jeopardy or a doctor determines the fetus can't survive...
FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. (AP) — A gunman armed with a rifle, body armor and extra ammunition opened fire at cars on a highway in the Phoenix outskirts, leaving at least two people injured before police captured him near a stolen car that crashed into a ditch, authorities said...